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Is my laptop overheating

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June 8, 2011 11:51:09 AM

Hello, i have a HP f500 and its making a a bit of noise and is really hot where the fan is. My cpu idle temps are 63
, is this to high and does the fan need replacing. Would appreciate feedback.

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June 8, 2011 11:53:32 AM

Hello dan2222;

That's looking high for an idle laptop temp.
How old is your laptop? Make and model?
Has the laptop fan ever been cleaned?
June 8, 2011 12:03:16 PM

Ok its a Hp f500 pentium dual core 2 gb ram. Not sure how old as it was giving to me by someone as they said it did not work.

I worked out that hdd was knackered so replaced it and loaded win 7 pro, and it all worked. But then i noticed how hot the side was by the fan. And i doubt the fan has ever been cleaned. Im not too good with laptops so dont know whats what.
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June 8, 2011 12:23:17 PM

Sorry i just looked and its a compaq pressario f500
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June 8, 2011 12:35:41 PM

It's probably about 4 years old then.
HP Compaq F500 Series Review (a 560 model in this review)
Check the remarks about heat and see if it matches your laptop.

It's probably a good idea to monitor the system temps and find out how hot the CPU is running.

June 8, 2011 12:40:36 PM

Ok yeah it does say it gets warm. I set core temp to turn it off it gets to 90.

How would i clean fan.

And thank you for your help WR2
June 8, 2011 12:49:22 PM

Ok i turned it off and on again and now is idling at 49-50 do yo think it may have been hot cause i just installed operating system.
June 8, 2011 1:04:03 PM

It says if you had for 6 months you should open up and clean. Its 4 years old and has never been cleaned lol so i think i will take apart and give a clean.

Thank you so much for your help.
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June 8, 2011 1:08:38 PM

-> The usual advice; read the manual ; look at the parts, read the manual again and if everything makes sense and looks right - then go ahead with the dissassembly.

Let us know how you make out.
June 8, 2011 2:04:27 PM

Im sorry im such an idiot. The laptop model i stated to you is my old laptop, a compaq. The one that was given to me that is overheating is a Hp g7000.
June 8, 2011 4:16:26 PM

Is it not something that i can do myself.
June 8, 2011 11:01:29 PM

With the laptop powered off get a can of compressed air and blow it throw the intake vents first. After that blow through the exhaust vent. Repeat until dust doesn't come out anymore :) 
September 5, 2012 6:58:39 PM

dan2222 said:
Is it not something that i can do myself.

Hi dan,

did you manage to fix the problem with overheating, how if so please?

I have similar issue, the HP G7000 laptop completely powers off, seems overheating but the fan rotates and there is no dust? Idle temp is around CPU 62 celcius / board 47.5

Somebody suggested installing Win 7 as a resolution but that sounds quite weird...